The world may have exchanged newspapers for media sites and library books for Kindles, but we will always need storytellers. It may not be all I do, but it’s what I love to do. Readers know when you put heart into a story, when you bleed all over the pages (graphic, I know).
I like to think of it this way: So far, my largest trout on the fly has measured about 10 inches. I’m obviously no expert. But that doesn’t make me less passionate about the catch.
It’s not necessarily always the content of the story that matters.
It’s how we tell it.
Art is just another element of the storytelling process. Whether it be photography or graphite, the details are just as important as the overall picture... the message.
Sometimes it's just something pretty to look at.
Art, humanity, and nature are one in the same and it's my pleasure to share this with the world.
I hope to one day tell your story.
This is where I'm supposed to tell you all about myself... how at one point I wanted "Elton John's job," (i.e. write music for Disney movies...i.e. The Lion King), then write and illustrate children's books (which, I still do), and to one day study kinesiology (i.e. athletic training).
These all seemed like great ideas for a person who wants to try everything. However, you've got to pick something so I decided on... *drumroll* ...a print journalism degree. I graduated in 2008 (you see where this is headed) but was fortunate to actually find a job in the industry right out of college. After five years of working as the head features writer for an alternative news weekly in northern Michigan, I married the love of my life, moved to Chicago and worked at a high-end athletic club, looking for freelance gigs on the side.
Because we're not suburb folk, we moved out west in 2014 and have called the Pacific Northwest our home ever since.
I'm settled in a place I adore--fly fishing, hiking, camping, running, consuming craft beer--and feel ready to stretch my creative legs.